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Q&A: Michelle Feldman, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful

She has been helping clean up a historic, beloved part of the city for years, and now is leading the charge to reduce litter and waste and spur community improvement across Philadelphia.

A Tag-Team Effort to Foster the Next Generation of Startups

University City is the beating heart of Philadelphia's vast entrepreneurial ecosystem, and it's only getting stronger.

Q&A: Stephen Goodman, the Entrepreneurship Guru

A conversation with Philadelphia's elder statesman of entrepreneurship -- and one of the city's greatest cheerleaders. 

Project Liberty Sets Bar High for Media-Led Innovation

In three years, companies in the digital incubator housed in Philadelphia's largest media hub have drawn $7 million in investment and created 50 jobs.

With Major Funding, Philadelphia Has Its Chance to Be a True GameLab

A $384,000 grant from the state's Discovered and Developed in PA program highlighted the second Grassroots Game Conference.

How (and Why) Locals Saved a West Philly Greasy Spoon

A devastating fire -- and bungled demolition -- led to tough times for a West Philly greasy spoon. Then the neighborhood got involved.

World Cafe: Live Connections Mixes Musical Flavors to Educate

With arts education continually on the chopping block, this innovative, interactive, interdisciplinary program teaches youth about the building blocks of music -- and allows them to join in on the fun.

National Spotlight: Public Art Enters a New Era

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are among the leaders of public art's rise as a powerful community-building tool.

Building STEAM: Philadelphia Program Uses Art to Teach Science

Friday's closing reception marked an unlikely but artfully powerful way to engage middle-school girls in STEM.

KE-TV: Where Innovation Plugs In to Pennsylvania Media

See how social media, technology and entrepreneurship are transforming media.

Q&A: DesignPhiladelphia's Hilary Jay on Why Design Matters

The 9th DesignPhiladelphia festival runs October 10-18, with 120 events emphasizing why design matters.

In West Philly, Human Capital is the Next Growth Industry

With an innovative jobs-first, soft skills-centric approach to training, the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is placing people in jobs, and keeping them there.

Temple, Lehigh Among Nation's Top Universities for Entrepreneurs

The Princeton Review's annual list includes Temple for the 13th consecutive year and it's the latest in a string of honors for Lehigh.

Inventing the Future: Graphene Frontiers Gears Up to Produce 'Super-Material'

It's 10 times stronger than diamonds, can conduct electricity and is being pioneers by a brilliant group working out of the University City Science Center.

Don't Miss These Shows on the Edge: 17th Annual Fringe Festival in Philly

One of Philadelphia's most important cultural events is happening again this month. This will help you make the most of it.
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